10 Amazing Things Overheard in the Classroom

Since its summer, we thought it might be a great time to share some lighter stories and fun news; something heart-warming to read that will pair perfectly with sun-lounger afternoons and family time in the garden.  Whatever age of student you teach, you will undoubtedly have been in a position to share stories about some of the funny things you might have overheard or had said to you.  Kids can often come up with some of the most witty comebacks or innocently perfect answers that you just can’t forget (and that you probably had to hide your amusement of!).  Their ability to channel silly abandonment and pose questions we hadn’t ever really considered is definitely one of the best things about being a teacher; who doesn’t smile when a kid surprises them or makes them laugh out loud! 

To help spread some silly joy, we took a look at some of the best ‘funny student’ sayings we could find and thought we would share them with you here. Borrowed from sources such as Rasmussen College, We are Teachers, Insider, Buzzfeed, Takepart, College Humor and HuffPost these are the kind of stories that made us chuckle and definitely brightened our day!

Everyone loves their mum

Student A:  I can spell my mum’s name! 

Teacher: That’s great, what is it?

Student A: M-U-M

Student B: That’s how you spell MY mum’s name too!

Can’t argue with that logic

“Oh I can’t wear my new glasses in your class because it’s maths. The doctor said they are just for reading.”

The earliest cinematography

While watching a Walking with Dinosaurs video, a student said to me, “Is this actual footage?”

Youthful charm

Couple years ago, cannot remember exactly what the student was doing, but he was out of his seat and I’d already reprimanded him twice … so in my teacher voice say ‘M! You need to step outside of my classroom right now!’ He sings back in a perfect Justin Bieber voice ‘Is it too late now to say sorrrrrrry?’ I laughed but then quickly recovered to teacher voice and said it was most definitely too late and he needed to wait for me in the hallway!

Spelling wasn’t his strong suit

“Walking my second graders to the cafeteria for lunch, and one little boy says to me, ‘Miss! Jonathan called me the E-word!’

“Confused, I asked this boy to elaborate on what the E-word might be.

“What is the E-word?  He said: “Idiot! Of course.”

Visionary wisdom

A kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of kids while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child’s work. As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.

The girl replied, “I’m drawing God.”

The teacher paused and said, “But no one knows what God looks like.”

Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, “They will in a minute.”

A wizard in the making

Primary school boy asks me to tie his shoes. I ask, “What’s the magic word?” And he excitedly says, “Abracadabra!” He was right, you know.

Style over geography

Teacher: Who knows their address?

Student: Oh, I do!

Teacher: Okay, let’s hear it.

Student: All right, I have a navy dress, a church dress, a play dress and a summer dress.

Chocolate rules

5yr old:  Can I have a TWIK?

Me: Do you mean a TWIX?

5yr old: No, I only want one.

They might regret that

Learning English in a South Korean Primary School, we were learning “good at”.
“I am good at soccer.”
“I am good at English.”
“Teacher! She is good at ugly!”


Have you heard your students say anything hilarious?  Join the conversation via our social media platforms Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin or email us at info@tellalinstitute.com

Brittany Benincasa
Operations Manager
10 Amazing Things Overheard in the Classroom
As the Operations Manager at TELLAL Institute, Brittany is responsible for ensuring efficiency and smooth day-to-day operations across all platforms.
10 Amazing Things Overheard in the Classroom

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